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Seen here meeting Len Peel, the Chairman of the Council. Behind him stands Sir Ian Walker - Okeover. The Scout on the left wears a Belgian badge. The Jamboree was centred at Sutton Coldfield, but the main camp was at Chatsworth. A scout, Colin 'Johnny' Walker, writes 'The full impact of the World Jamboree on a young mind cannot be imagined. An area bigger than a small town, set out in sub camps and with Scouts from all over the world. Each country and each area of Britain trying to outshine the rest with their own ingenious gateway or creation of 'gadgets', rope bridges and flagpoles. The whole place was a-buzz with life. A Scottish contingent might be marching down the road to the skirl of pipes, kilts flying or a Fijian contingent with khaki saw-edged skirts swinging along in unison. Every language of the world could be heard and, of course, there were thousands of badges to be swapped. If this was not paradise then I would never find it! We were invited to the campfire of a Rover Scout troop, and I heard songs sung in different tongues by complete strangers who seemed to understand each other and me completely. We felt a part of it, and we were a part of it, and that was a staggering and amazing revelation. I had felt a part of the school and of the Scout Group and had an affinity with boys of the same age, but here I felt so completely a part of this group of young men from all over the world and that feeling was, and is, indescribable. From that night around that campfire, I still have a Scout belt given to me by an Israeli Rover and a Totem Pole made by a North American Indian'.